New Mexico senior Brian Urlacher and Tennessee junior Deon Grant join Carter as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. The formal presentation of the award will take place Feb. 17, 2000, in Oklahoma City.
Carter, who was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his illustrious career Monday after registering a season-high 16 tackles in the Golden Gophers' 25-21 win at Iowa Saturday, is also one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy which recognizes the top defensive player at any position in college football. The Nagurski Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 6 in Charlotte, N.C.
Gophers Headed To Holiday Bowl
Minnesota will play Washington State in the 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, in San Diego, Calif. The 6 p.m. CT game will be played at Qualcomm Stadium and broadcast on ESPN.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.